Pre Paid Funeral Plans

It’s never pleasant to consider death – but as a nation it’s a subject we’ve avoided discussing for many years. Increasingly however families are finding themselves in financial trouble and emotional turmoil as a result of this lack of discussion. In this article we...

VAT and disability

Recently, a member of the Independent Living Facebook group recounted that her local pharmacy had “never heard of” VAT exemption on disability products. She started wondering whether she was in fact mistaken in asking them to provide incontinence...

Claiming benefits you are entitled to

One of the first things you need to do is see if you are entitled to Continuing Healthcare Needs support from the NHS.  If you are, then some, or all, of your costs can be met by the NHS. However, if you are not entitled to NHS Continuing Healthcare Needs support, as...

The pitfalls of DIY probate

…and why you should use a professional With the huge increase in internet use and the wealth of information that can be found on it, more and more people are being tempted to deal with the administration of an estate themselves. This blog sets the factors you...

Benefits in hospital and care homes

We’ve created a new advice page on our website with useful information about what you will need to do and who to contact if you’re going into hospital or a care home. If you’re going into hospital or a care home, your benefits may be affected. You must tell the...